Cuesheet 2012-2013 Season

Nordic Cool 2013

International festival

Nordic Cool 2013 Welcome to Nordic Cool 2013!

Just like there are many countries and territories of the Nordic Region, there are many facets to their arts and cultures. And the Kennedy Center invites you to explore them all. To get started, think COOL or...

CHILLY These Northern European nations embody the sensation of cool (and cold) with watery surroundings, glaciers, fjords, snowy landscapes, polar bears, and nature’s lightshow, the aurora borealis.

HIP Creativity and innovation govern these dynamic cultures. From groundbreaking theater, film, art, and literature to pioneering education and environmental sustainability efforts, from cutting-edge design to creating the world’s most popular toys and video games, the Nordic people look and lean forward.

CALM Long an advocate for peace,human rights, child well-being, and education, the region is also home of the Nobel Prize for outstanding contributions in arts, science, and world peace. This region that sent theworld the ancient Vikings offers creativity, mystery, innovation, humor, and hope. Through Nordic Cool 2013, explore the accomplishments and vision of peoples taking an ever more prominent role on today’s global stage.

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Stories about the ugly duckling, the little mermaid, and the nightingale all came from the imagination of Hans Christian Andersen
Meet Icelandic pianist Víkingur Ólafsson, hailed by the London Times as “Iceland’s rising star.”
Everyday items transform to help tell the tale of the little girl and the big bad wolf
One of the foremost dance companies in Scandinavia rehearses an original work that highlights contemporary dance and jazz music
Get to know the Hemsing sisters as they perform classical masterpieces and traditional Norwegian folk songs
Meet Maximus Musicus, a mouse who discovers many funny and wonderful sounds during his visit to a concert hall
What happens when an 11-year-old boy becomes king of a troubled kingdom?
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